Authentic plague doctor mask, 14th century, Germany
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Forgo the battle of the beach between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and meet somewhere in the middle—literally. Hollywood, a quiet city often overshadowed by its northern and southern neighbors, is making major waves in 2017 thanks to the $100 million dollar transformation of The Diplomat Beach Resort. Now part of the Curio—A Collection by Hilton portfolio, the 1,000-room beachfront resort exudes coastal elegance with a modern take on 1950s glamour, as envisioned by design firm Hirsch Bedner…
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The Mano Poderosa or All-Powerful Hand, from the late 1800s, is a Catholic version of its Roman predecessor. The 5 small figures atop the fingers are: Baby Jesus on the thumb; St. Joseph on the index finger; Virgin Mary on the middle finger; St. Joachim (Mary's father) on the 4th finger; & St. Anne (Mary's mother) on the pinkie.